Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.https://medium.com/s/story/nothing-can-stop-google-duckduckgo-is-trying-anyway-718eb7391423In late November, hotel conglomerate Marriott International disclosed that the personal information of some 500 million customers — including home addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers —…
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Popular iOS apps found to record user screens for analytics, sometimes exposing sensitive datahttps://apple.news/AxIUQmlUYQeOAnHGoK1etmQA new investigation from TechCrunch today reveals that some iPhone apps are using services like Glassbox, a “customer experience analytics firm” to track the taps and swipes you make. Apps such as Hollister, Air Canada, Expedia, and Hotels.com are using this framework, and in some cases they inadvertently reveal sensitive information. Glassbox is one of the…
ProtonMail is auctioning a Lifetime Account to support WireGuard – ProtonMail Bloghttps://protonmail.com/blog/lifetime-account-supporting-wireguard/We launched our free VPN service, ProtonVPN, in 2017 to ensure that the Internet lives up to its promise of freedom of information. WireGuard is a new VPN protocol that is worthy of our support. This holiday season, we are giving back to organizations that are furthering our shared cause of online privacy and …
Apple Blocks GrayKey iOS Hacking Device Shocking Security Expertshttps://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-blocks-graykey-ios-hacking-device-shocking-security-experts/86331/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=102618&utm_term=NewsletterApple’s freshest update to the iOS operating system came with a bevy of security upgrades that strengthen consumers’ confidence in the integrity of their iPhones. The security measures include end-to-end encryption of messages and FaceTime video chats, safeguards that make it harder for data companies to gather information for targeted advertising, and a web portal that allows you to check up on how much information Apple has collected about you.
How to Quit Facebook for Good, From 10 People Who Havehttps://medium.com/s/story/how-to-quit-facebook-for-good-from-10-people-who-have-76658c8b6ed8Last Friday, Facebook announced its largest security breach to date, compromising the data of nearly 50 million users. The news broke less than a year after Facebook came under fire for another security scandal when it was revealed that political data consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had collected personal information from users’ profiles. (Profiles on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, may have been compromised as well, though only if users had linked their accounts to Facebook.)
Everything You Need to Know About the New Shortcuts App in iOS 12https://www.idropnews.com/ios-12/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-shortcuts-app-in-ios-12/84304/iOS 12 includes many new features such as new Animoji and Memoji, improved Do Not Disturb, upgrades to augmented reality, and more. Alongside iOS 12, Apple updated its Workflow app and renamed it “Shortcuts.” It’s a fantastic automation app that all iPhone owners can benefit from using. But first, here’s some background information.
Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now | Electronic Frontier Foundationhttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/attention-pgp-users-new-vulnerabilities-require-you-take-action-nowUPDATE (5/14/18): More information has been released. See EFF’s more detailed explanation and analysis here.A group of European security researchers have released a warning about a set of vulnerabilities affecting users of PGP and S/MIME. EFF has been in communication with the research team, and can confirm that these vulnerabilities pose an immediate risk to those using these tools for email communication, including the potential exposure of the contents of past messages.
Why Mark Zuckerberg Should Read “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/why-mark-zuckerberg-should-read-a-tree-grows-in-brooklyn?mbid=nl_Daily%20040318&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=13246144&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1380233989&spReportId=MTM4MDIzMzk4OQS2The spy story embedded in Betty Smith’s novel is a parable for businesses, like Facebook, that collect and sell other people’s information.
Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts? | Technology | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/20/facebook-is-it-time-we-all-deleted-our-accounts?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsSorry to break it to you, but you are probably a “dumb fuck”. This is according to statements by a young Mark Zuckerberg anyway. The Cambridge Analytica revelations may be the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network. And it’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big tech harvesting private information
Facebook VPN ‘Onavo Protect’ Collects User Data Spawning Privacy Concernshttps://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/facebook-releases-vpn-spawning-privacy-concerns/63325/In 2013, Facebook acquired Onavo, which developed the popular VPN and data security service. However, it’s now available as part of the Facebook app. Essentially, Facebook uses the service to gather data from its users. It will then analyse this information in a bid to “improve Facebook products and services”.